A Few Useful Links For Writers:
Literary Consultancies (for critiques or edits):
Bubblecow - Gary Smailes is a great guy - vetted my submission letter!
Authonomy - Writer's social network. Won't get your writing noticed or published, but will give you an idea of what the competition are up to and what constitutes good openings. The Forum is also excellent. The other authors are really nice people.
Preditors & Editors The real low-down on who's who in publishing and agenting. Reveals some of the scams and sheisters and believe me there are plenty! First Writer Excellent site with oodles of advice and lists of agents and publishers. Everyone whose anyone Kind of quirky site with lists of everyone's email addresses in publishing and the film world. Worth gold when you are looking for a publisher or agent. The site owner's book 'Ginny Good' is pretty impressive too. Pity he offends all those editors and publishers.